Stormzy is arguably the hottest grime star out there now, with impressive show records, stage performances and project sales.
He is dominating charts around the world, re-writing history, notable among them is his headline appearance at the Glastonbury Festival 2019. Stormzy and Ed Sheeran collaborated on the song, Take Me Back To London on Ed’s No. 6 Collaborations Project, according to Stormzy, American rapper Jay Z was supposed to be on the song.
“We got into the studio and we were writing for this song and then he just stops the music and he said, ‘Tell me about London, I need some inspiration.’” Stomzy and his manager then broke down everything “from black culture, community, music, his journey, my journey,” Stormzy explained.
Stormzy continued, by revealing how he politely told Jay Z not be on the song, even though, it was once in a lifetime opportunity. “Is this the song?’ I didn’t think it was the song.” He told JAY-Z, “I love this song but you being on it changes everything.”
He regretted his decision in the beginning but felt relieved after further conversation with Jay Z, “We spoke and he made me feel [proud of what I did].
Besides, Take Me Back To London collaboration on Ed Sheeran’s project, Stormzy has teamed up with Ed on a new song titled, Own It with Burna Boy as well, on his upcoming Heavy Is The Head album.
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